Star 101.7 Official Vehicle Pulled Over For Traffic Violation By Tuscaloosa Police!
It's True! The Star 101.7 Official Station Vehicle, better known as "The Star Car", was pulled over this past Friday, (9/8), on Greensboro Avenue at 5:21pm by Tuscaloosa Police. The car driven by Yours Truly, was on it's way to The Houndstooth Bar for a pre-tailgating party sponsored by Yuengling Beer.
Here's what transpired: As I was driving North on Greensboro Avenue, (taking a shortcut because I KNEW that 359 heading towards downtown would be a mess), I noticed the BRIGHT, BLUE, FLASHING lights go off behind me. At first, I thought that The Police were after another vehicle, because I was driving the speed limit, had a buckled seatbelt and obeying all traffic signals and signs. So, I pulled over to make room for the Officer. However, when I pulled over, the Officer didn't pass by me, he pulled up right BEHIND me! He was stopping ME because I had apparently done something to cause being stopped! I decided to drive through the intersection, (Greensboro Ave & James Harrison Pkwy), and pull over into a lot to make it safer for both of us.
I came to a COMPLETE stop, turned off the vehicle, and had my Drivers License pulled out, as he slowly approched the vehicle. As I rolled down the window, and handed my license to him, he recognized who I was and said, "Louie, do you know WHY I pulled you over?" I said, "No, Sir". (Usually, when I get pulled over I pretty much know what I did wrong, but in this instance I was baffled). He said, "The reason I pulled you over is because you're driving with an EXPIRED TAG". I got out of the car, SLOWLY, went back to look for myself, and indeed, the tag showed, NOVEMBER 2016! Which means, THIS tag has been expired for 10 MONTHS NOW!
I thanked the officer for pointing it out to me, and ASSURED him that THIS would be taken care of. Let me just say that this officer was courteous, professional, & a true asset to the Tuscaloosa Police force! Plus, he didn't write me a ticket! So, to him I say, "THANK YOU!"
Let this be a lesson to EVERYONE to make sure that you're all up to date with all of your tags, licenses, insurance, & registrations.
And to my Bosses here at Townsquare Media/Tuscaloosa, who are probably reading this right now, I say, "Please FIX this so it doesn't happen again!" Whew! :-)